Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at the Top of the Hops Beer Festival, Charlottesville, VA, 9/11/10. Pours a clear golden amber color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of fruity notes, caramel and toasted malts. The taste is caramel, toasted malts and faint stone fruits. Medium bodied.
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the St. Benedict Oktoberfest on 09/19/2009. Clear orange amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Sweet caramel and toasty malt aroma. Sweet caramel, toasty malt and noble hop flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
beachbum25 (1084) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ 11th Street Taphouse, Virginia Beach Va-Copper pour w/a slight tan head. Malty aroma. Flavors of malt, toffee, caramel, nuts, pretty standard Oktoberfest, Very true to style, smooth & easy to drink. Had it on a cool, rainy late summer night @ the beach & it hit the spot, wound up the season well & made me look forward to the Fall.
bytemesis (2143) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear light amber with a medium off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is grain and caramel. Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly bitter. Medium body and creamy mouthfeel.
boccefloyd (101) - Bon Air, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very clear amber with small tight carbonation bubbles and a nice off-white head that stays around and laces as the beer disappears. Smells malty with some caramel and some breadiness, along with a hint of spicey hops. Medium body, good carbonation, and a somewhat bitter finish and dry. Tastes nicely malty, sweet malts and some bread with hints of spicey hops. Dry in the finish
TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber pour with a short, foamy tan head. Aroma is spicy hops atop chewy malt, honeyed biscuit and rich caramel. Taste is big caramel, spicy hops, chewy malt notes, light grassy hops, buttered biscuit and light honey. Body is medium with a soft, creamy carbonation. Finishes with more big caramel notes, soft earthy notes, chewy malt, grassy and spicy hops and biscuit.
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Fest Haus at Busch Gardesn Williamsburg. Poured translucent copper with minimal off-white head that disspiated quickly. Nose was earthy caramel malt, mild nutmeg, toffee, and hops. Tasted smooth, malty, earthy, with notes of brown sugar, hops, and offee, but not sweet. Rich and very enjoyable on a 90 degree day in Williamsburg.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Sample Date: 9/19/2009 Source:Other) Courtesy of the brewers. Rich malty aroma with hint of spicy hops. Clear medium orange amber with small white head. Lightly malty with some spicy hop notes. Dry clean finish with light residual bitterness.
radagast83 (3749) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear, slightly darker, but still light amber color with a small white head. Aroma was light sweet malts, and a nice spice hop character to it. Flavor was malty, sweet malts, well balanced for the style, relatively enjoyable.
Butters (3576) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber pour with fair layer of near white head. Clean and not offensive, but weak on aroma. Flavor is slightly nutty and toasted and metallic, and all around just not nearly as good as the Sam Adams version.